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You should also provide something FREE at your site. You could have FREE greeting cards, FREE resources, FREE ebooks, FREE downloads, or whatever you would prefer to have. A few sites for FREEBIES:
http://www.thefrontdoor.com/freestuff/ http://www.ebookdirectory.com/ http://download.cnet.com/
One way to keep visitors coming back is to get them involved with your site. Start a discussion board, have a weekly or monthly contest, have your visitors fill out surveys and draw a winner from all entries. There are many ways to get people involved. Be creative and always be adding fresh content to your site. Update regularly.
To let everybody know about your updates and new content, start your own ezine. This is easier than it seems. With an ezine you will be able to build relationships with your visitors. You will gain their trust and keep them interested in visiting your site. There are many sites to help you get started publishing an ezine. One of best I found is:
This site can help you get started with resources, articles, and a template.
Building, maintaining and promoting a website is challenging, rewarding and takes a lot of work. I have learned so much in 18 months that I have been on net and I know there is tons more to learn. I eagerly accept challenge and thoroughly enjoy rewards. You will have many ups and downs, but do not let downs deter you from your goals. Best of luck to you all.
Terri Seymour owns and operates MyOwnEzine.com MyOwnEzine.com is a website, ezine and service which provides the resources, tools, guidance and more to help you start, publish and promote your own ezine. You can contact Terri at mailto:email@example.com Subscribe at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.myownezine.com for lots more info.